GT Grade AL Elite Bike. Bringing reliability to every road and rugged-route ride, this aluminium-made gravel and adventure bike uses its Triple Triangle Design frame and high-performance components to keep you running with balance and style. Engineered to keep you comfortable and composed on long-distance rides and speedier sprints, this versatile steed keeps ensures an enjoyable experience, no matter the terrain. Versatile and Sturdy, Aluminium-Framed Road Bike . Equipped with a hard-working and powerful Shimano Claris 8-speed drivetrain, the Grade Elite takes you through the toughest sections of your ride with minimum fuss, ensuring a smooth-shifting performance with every flick of the lever. Tektro mechanical disc brakes provide potent stopping and scrubbing abilities, allowing you to react to whatever the road throws at you with lightning-quick speed. Rolling on WTB ST i23 rims, a confident and steady motion is assured, while a tapered, carbon fork keeps your front end finely poised as you navigate the tarmac and more challenging surfaces on your bikepacking travels. Kitted out with a number of luggage mounts, this well-equipped GT bike is a superb choice for the regular road rider with a notion for adventure. Features: Frame: All-New Grade Alloy 700c/650b Frame, EnduRoad Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12×142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, External Dropper Compatible, BSA 73mm Fork: All-New Grade Carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer, 12×100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), pannier and fender compatible Headset: FSA NO. 44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing Stem: 6061 Alloy, 31 8mm, 7° Handlebar: GT DropTune RS, alloy, 10° flare Grips: Velo Cork, 3mm Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris, braze-on Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris Shifters: Shimano Claris, 2×8 Brake System: Tektro mechanical disc, 160/160mm rotors Crankset: FSA Tempo Adventure, 48/32 Chain: KMC X8, 8-speed Cassette: Sunrace, 11-34, 8-speed Rims: WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless-ready Saddle: GT Pavement, steel rails Seatpost: One bolt aluminium, 15mm offset, 27 2mmEasy Assembly. When you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools are conveniently included in the box Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive: All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX Buy GT Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.